Sunday, 19 August 2018

What's the next step forward when my child is behind?

Let's make this year our best yet inshaAllah - a Muslim Homeschool

As the summer holidays begin to draw to a close, many of us are getting ready for the start of a new school year.
Whether that means buying new school uniforms or new pyjamas homeschool books, we're looking ahead with anticipation of a fresh start in mind. 

We're standing on a new day, and have another year in front of us, if Allah permits us to live. 

Whatever has happened in the past, whatever we feel our children have missed or we have neglected to teach, let it go; we can't change what has been and gone. 

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Homeschool Planner 2018-19 designed with Muslim home educators in mind

Homeschool planner designed for Muslim home educators

Nothing beats the warm fuzzy feeling when an empty homeschool planner presents itself; an invitation to recreate our homeschool just as a fresh coat of paint gives a new lease of life to old tired walls.

I'm super excited to share our brand new Homeschool planner, and I'm even more excited to start using it myself!

This production has truly been a labour of love....truth be told I am a bit of a planning nerd. Although I have to tell you, sometimes the planning is a little more fun than the implementation of it all.

Its specifically designed for the Muslim Homeschooler, with both Islamic as well as secular quotes relating to education scattered throughout to sprinkle a little inspiration when you need it.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Helping our children develop a positive growth mindset

Growth mind set poster for kids

As cliché as they may be, inspirational quotes can go a long way in helping to change mind set when heard often enough. 
They are the little reminders which cheer you on to keep going, when everything else inside of yourself is trying to tear you down and make you stop.

Right now, the internet is flooded with a wave of information set to help children develop a positive growth mind set. And I can see the value in this.

How our children see their own capabilities can have a huge impact on what they actually go out and achieve. And so it is important to help them develop an inner self belief, which tells them that they can reach sucess, if they don't give up inshaAllah.

So many kids write themselves off as failures, because they don't understand something straight away, or they made mistakes, or something they are working on isn't perfect. 
They see the mountainous challenge in front of them, and don't believe they can ever climb over it.  

Its that little niggling inner voice of self sabotage that we want to silence inshaAllah. 

They need to know, sucess doesn't occur by random chance to some people. Rather, those who are successful in their game have worked hard, made mistakes, and kept going to get to the top.

Monday, 30 July 2018

Tawheed project for kids...with parents lesson guide!

Tawheed for kids printable worksheet folder with lesson plan

Calling all home schoolers, parents and teachers....here is an easy mini project you can work on this summer with the kids.....learning all about the three categories of Tawheed (and did I tell you, it includes a suggested lesson guide).

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

30 days of Ramadan ahadith to read aloud with your family!

30 days of Ramadan hadith - printable cards to read aloud daily throughout the month of Ramadan
I wanted something simple to use through-out Ramadan, that will help my family to pay attention to some of the benefits and practices of this month, whilst spending time together. 

After some thought, I remembered I'd included 30 ahadith related to fasting, back when I created the kids Ramadan Journal and figured since the research had already been done, I could use that somehow!

...And so from that beginning, I've put together some simple little cards; one for each day of the month.
Each card shares a hadith relating to Ramadan that can be read as a family, pondered and discussed together, providing a nice short 5 minute daily activity inshaAllah.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Home schooling during Ramadan: what is a Mum to do?

Home schooling during Ramadan
Ramadan is weeks away, and for many of us, we start to wonder what shall we do about home schooling during this special month.

To give you my two cents, I think this will be something individual to each family, just as the general home school goings-on, day to day through out the year will differ from one house-hold to the next.

However, with that being said, this seems to be a hot topic of conversation at this time of year and so I thought I'd put a few pointers together to try to some-what answer this question.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Join the sisterhood; Muslim home schoolers

Muslim Home Schoolers women's group
It's hard to believe this blog is over 7 years old...almost as old as my youngest child and I probably treat it like my youngest baby truth be told!

I try my best to nurture it; feeding it with articles and resources to keep it alive...perhaps at times allowing it to get a little too hungry; but I'm sure that just helps develop the appetite.

This has been my project, and over the years since its birth, I've seen the numbers of Muslim home schoolers rise as more and more of us jump on this rocky, wobbly road of home education Alhamdulillah.

And that's awesome for all of us, because as our community grows we gain more and more support; learning from one another's experiences and benefiting from the wisdom of those who have treaded upon this path before us.

For quite some time I've been wanting to take this project to the next level; to be more than just a blog to share information, to somehow actually help make a difference inshaAllah.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Building the Muslim home school of your dreams inshaAllah!

Building the Muslim home school of your dreams inshaAllah
Alhamdulillah home education is growing, and within our Muslim community, it's gaining popularity fast!
With so many of us turning to educate our family our selves, we jump in head-first; trying to find our way through a misty fog as we figure out through trial and error how to do this inshaAllah.

Even when we do find our feet, it is easy to be left scratching our heads as the demands of being a home school mother and all it involves takes its toll.

For those of you in need of a sprinkle of inspiration; whether you are new to home schooling or have been deep in the trenches for some time, I have an exciting announcement to share....

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Stories of the Prophets time line story pack

Stories of the Prophets time time line story pack
Whether you are a parent or a teacher, help your family or students study the Stories of the Prophets with this awesome time line resource pack.

Each Prophet from Adam to Muhammad has their own page where each story can be recorded in the childrens own words, and put together to form a giant 31 page time line!

The Prophets are ordered as mentioned in the chapters of Ibn Kathir's book "Stories of the Prophets". You can use this book or any other authentic work to help complete this task.
Although Ibn Kathir doesn't mention the Story of Muhammad in this particular book, I have included a page for his story to show the end of the Prophets.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Printable Arabic alphabet flashcard / posters, with harakat.

Printable arabic alphabet flashcards with harakat
The internet brings to us a wealth of information and resources to our fingertips like never before Alhamdulillah!
No longer do we have to scour the high-street searching for what we want to find. With a few clicks of a button, we can discover what the world has to offer us.

Learning Arabic is something hugely important for Muslim families. I remember when my children were younger, all I had to teach the Arabic alphabet was a large poster hung up on the wall and one or two poor quality board books.....which I treasured!

In just a short few years, as more and more of us are deepening our desire to nurture our childrens curiosity and engage them in their learning adventures, more and more of us are turning to the internet to find awesome resources we can print at home, saving us £££s.

Yes, this is turning into a sales pitch (I've never been a good salesperson!)....however this is something I have created which I would have loved to have had when my children were pre-schoolers, as I believe it would have helped tremendously in teaching the Arabic alphabet and early development of Arabic reading skills, and Allah knows best.

So, what is it exactly?...

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